Fishing Tips, Tools and Gear

Fishing Tips, Tools And Gear

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7 Things You’ll Find Out Once You Become a Truly Dedicated Fisherman

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A truly dedicated fisherman is one who has seen it all and still goes back for more. It took many years for us to become truly skilled anglers. It involved a long learning curve, many failures, and a commitment to never give up. This passion has become a religion for some, but surely there’s some […]

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Counting the Days

Like many of you this time of year, I am counting the days. . . . No, silly, I am not counting the days until Christmas.  I am counting the days until the “New Year”.  But, remember, my “New Year” starts the minute I step on the ice for another season! Right now it ain’t …

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Kokanee Salmon: Everything You Need to Know About the Iconic Species


Here’s all you need to know about the fascinating Kokanee salmon. When it comes to iconic freshwater game fish, few are as well-known as the kokanee salmon, also known by its scientific name of Oncorhynchus nerka. This salmon is now legendary for its beautiful appearance and iconic hooked jaw. They don’t get quite as large as […]

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You Can Help Berkley Send Santa on a Fishing Trip to Your Favorite Spot

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There are only three days left to submit your town for a chance to win. Fishing tackle brand Berkley has apparently tapped into a completely untouched market with at least one devoted angler: the North Pole. That’s right, it turns out Santa Claus himself is quite the fisherman, and wants to give a special gift […]

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6 Best Men’s Fishing Jackets of 2021: For Rainy Days and Cold Weather

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Products featured on Wide Open Spaces are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission. Facing inclement weather is part of being an angler, and as long as you have fishing gear that keeps you warm and dry, you shouldn’t have to sacrifice your day […]

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Pimp Your Ice Shack

I know some of you are thinking about it already!  I am!  Yep, cannot wait for ice! I am old enough to have ice-fished in a time when there was not a plethora of ice fishing products on the market.  Believe it or not, there was a time when if you wanted an ice-fishing shack, …

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Longnose Gar: Species Profile


Longnose Gar

Here’s what to know and where to go for this unique bony fish. Longnose gar–also known as needlenose gar, billfish, or billy gar–got their scientific name, lepisosteus osseus, meaning “bony scale” for the ganoid scales on their olive-brown bodies. Their long snouts measure 10 times their width, and a row of sharp teeth lines the […]

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Minnesota’s 64-Year-Old Muskie State Record Could Fall to Mille Lacs Lake Giant

All Photos used with permission from Nolan Sprengeler

A gigantic catch in Minnesota should stand as the new state record musky. Fitting one last fishing trip in before the cold weather sets in is a common practice for all anglers. Catching a state record on that last trip of the year is far less common, but was likely accomplished earlier this month. Nolan […]

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